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Old 05-29-09, 12:26 PM
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My first MTB build picture book

today the frame came in the mail! woo! it's a Jamis Exile 2007 SS and this is it in all of it's glory. This weekend at Frankenbike i hope to pick up a few parts for it.



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Old 05-29-09, 12:30 PM
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Damn nice, I really dig the color. What is the the plan for the build?
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Yeah I like that color too, it's like a darker burnt orange, like a burnt brown or something.
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well, i still am planning to do a SS 29er but when i was looking at the frame on the bottom bracket it says exile 26. So while that confused me i had some old school 27inch road wheels sitting around so i put on on the back. From what i could tell it does not look like there will be enough clearance for 29inch wheels and mtb tires. So ill sort that out later but either 26 or 29 inch wheels with a suspension fork. Disc brakes and hopefully light components to keep the weight down.
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Jamis sux!
he he ho he

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Yeah I like that color too, it's like a darker burnt orange, like a burnt brown or something.
Doodoo brown.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Jamis sux!
he he ho he
I figured all of those would be pictures of the frames you had to warranty.
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I like the color as well......Rootbeer????......
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Maybe a 96er? Might throw the geo off, but...

Is that the 200$ or so one from Jenson?
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yeah i'd been eying up that frame on jenson too,

i think a 96'er would be badass. buisness in the front party in the back!
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I figured all of those would be pictures of the frames you had to warranty.
For the most part...they are.
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haha ya it;s the one from jenson, says new on their site but it looks like mine had been assembled at one point but all good. color looks brown when in no light but in the sunlight it does look like a shiny rootbeerish color. look rad to me.
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OEM take-off.

Couldn't move the bike, so they parted it out.
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fine with me. oh ya i picked up a manitou minute fork today at frankenbike. when i get a headset and a stem i will update pictures.
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so no new pictures yet unfortunately. i have a problem. I ordered this headset: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270395155269 and when i tried putting it on it does not fit. or even close to fitting. can someone show me where i messed up in ordering. i dont know a lot about threadless headsets so i just picked one i like that said 1 1/8 and was not way expensive.
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Should fit. are you trying to just push it in, or are you using a press? If by hand, its not gonna work. You should definitely use a press. Yeah, we have all used the rag and mallet method, but you really should use a press. If you don't have one take it to a shop. Should cost about 10 bucks to get it pressed in if the head tube doesn't need to be faced. But as its a OEM takeoff, you shouldn't have to.

IMO a homemade press is fine for most headsets, just be careful to make sure is pressing in evenly. If not, you could ovalize the head tube. Use very large washers to distribute the pressure.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
I like the color as well......Rootbeer????......
Burnt marshmallow. Like how it will look when it spontaneously bursts into flame and melts down. There's even a term for it: SJC (Spontaneous Jamis Combustion).
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I love root beer! Can't get it here though...
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Should fit. are you trying to just push it in, or are you using a press? If by hand, its not gonna work. You should definitely use a press. Yeah, we have all used the rag and mallet method, but you really should use a press. If you don't have one take it to a shop. Should cost about 10 bucks to get it pressed in if the head tube doesn't need to be faced. But as its a OEM takeoff, you shouldn't have to.

IMO a homemade press is fine for most headsets, just be careful to make sure is pressing in evenly. If not, you could ovalize the head tube. Use very large washers to distribute the pressure.
thanks for the tip. i had seen that but this just looks near impossible to go in.

also, any DIY suggestions on the crown race to get it to sit all the way to the bottom?
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I used a piece of PVC pipe and a PVC collar. The base of your steerer tube is slightly larger than the tube to hold the crown race. (obviously) So a PVC with a 1 1/8" I.D. won't work unless you hone it out. I used a PVC connector that was big enough to go over the base of the tube, and then a piece of PVC pipe that was long enough to go past the end of the steerer tube. Smack with hammer...race is set.

I've done this on a Chris King, Diacompe, generic Aheadset x2, Tank Hit x2, Crank Bro's Iodine, WTB Internal Cup Type, FSA Orbit Z ICT. I've also pressed the previously mentioned headsets with my AllThread home made press.




Hot tip...when using the home made press...do one cup at a time. Put a nut/washer/nut static on one end of the all thread, and the other washer loose to put against the bearing cup with a nut behind it to tighten down. The static side goes against the frame for stability.

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Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
...also, any DIY suggestions on the crown race to get it to sit all the way to the bottom?
Crown races are press-fit on the lower part of the steerer tube. The race should slide in easy down the 1-1/8 steerer tube and then stop where it tightens about a quarter of an inch above the crown base surface. That's normal.

You need a pipe longer than the steerer tube but with a diameter no bigger than the race itself. You want to try to avoid a pipe diameter where the inner edge of pipe end actually touches the part of the race where the ball bearings rub... but if that's all you've got just be gentle with it (the race is much harder than a water pipe so it should be OK).

Rest the bottom of the crown on to the end of a wooden 4x2 plank that's longer than your fork leg, then hammer away at the top of the pipe (or even use another block of wood). Don't hammer with the fork legs resting on the floor. YOur suspension will just bob up and down and absorb your hammer blows - PLUS you can damage damper knobs at the bottom of some fork models.

Proceed at your own risk.
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Beat me to it Chel
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rock on guys, thanks for the tips hopefully i can get that done quickly so you can see more incomplete build pictures!
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well, today i went and bought the supplies for a diy headset press and got home to do it then looked again at the headset not fitting. the angled part of the cups are not even going inside the headtube. like so:
I do not think the headtube can stretch itself out for this to go in. This leads me to think i should try another headset and maybe this one is sized wrong or something.
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You got the wrong headset, dood.

From Jamis: "1 1/8 threadless Aheadset TH-857"



The Exile is a Reynolds frame with smaller tubes and for some reason they had a moment of clarity and opted for a standard 1 1/8" headset. (think Chris King) Much nicer design than the aluminum XC frames that use the internal cup type headset like the one you bought. You need a standard Cane Creek S-3 type of gig. Check out the Crank Brothers Iodine, Cobalt, and Opium headsets. (no matter what Scrub says )

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